Some people like being in control –especially where driving is concerned and that’s why they insist on a manual transmission in their vehicles, especially those who drive sporty cars and vintage vehicles. But while it used to be known as the standard transmission, the manual or stick shift is fast becoming endangered. Future electric cars won’t have them and most drivers now prefer an automatic transmission. But manufacturers still cater to those die-hard fans, who like to enjoy the ‘real’ experience of driving, pedals and all!
Here are 10 cars you can still buy in 2020 with a manual transmission.
2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS
You can opt for automatic (that’s actually a half-second faster than its manual counterpart, or go for the full-throttle effect with a manual transmission and be in charge of this baby!
2020 Aston Martin Vantage AMR
Enthusiasts can enjoy the feel of the limited edition Vantage AMR with a manual transmission. This manual is a seven-speed dog-leg gearbox (first gear is on the bottom left) offering advantages for track driving.
2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Wrangles kept the manual transmission for the JL generation of the Wrangle, although there’s been a slow drift towards automatic even among Wrangler enthusiasts. The four-cylinder engine does not have a manual transmission option and neither will the new diesel engine version.
2020 BMW M2 Competition
The M2 Competition is one of the few BMW’s that offers a manual transmission, along with rear-wheel-drive, and a coupe body. But it’s good news for enthusiasts –the stick shift is still faster than the automatic option.
2020 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt
Stick shift purists will approve of this cool car made famous by Steve McQueen, as the Ford Mustang GT Bullitt edition is only available with manual transmission.
2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO
The Toyota Tacoma with the bigger V6 and the premium TRD Pro puts the driver in charge behind the wheel, with a stick shift that definitely beats the six-speed automatic.
2020 Volkswagen GTI
Here you have practicality, fun, and affordability all rolled into one sweet ride. And to further sweeten the deal this model comes fully loaded with a stick shift.
2020 Subaru WRX STI
This Subaru comes with a stick shift and it looks like manual will stay put with the premium STI models, at least for the foreseeable future.
2019 Honda Civic Type R
It may not look like the classiest of cars on the block, but when you ride this model you’re fully in control, as it comes with a six-speed manual transmission.
2020 Hyundai Veloster N
This car has great handling, solid power and comes with a six-speed manual transmission and it’s affordable to boot.